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Medication Technician - On Call

Company: Prestige Care, Inc
Location: Visalia
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Job Description:

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At Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia, we pride ourselves in looking at individual needs so that all of our residents receive personalized care. We offer a unique environment where our residents and staff become extended family members. All of our entertainment and activities are designed to include all residents, staff, and even family members.:

At Visalia, we offer an innovative wellness program, Celebrations, that is focused on six wellness categories that empower residents to explore new or treasured hobbies, pastimes and skills. With the Visalia Celebrations program, residents have the tools to explore a host of exhilarating new activities and to live life the way they want.:

Our community also offers the award-winning Expressions Memory Care Program, which uses innovative techniques and approaches to turn daily activities into memorable and meaningful events. Our program provides people living with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment an outlet for creativity through arts, learning, and spirituality, embracing the philosophy that Life is an Activity .:

Questions? Contact VisaliaED@prestigecare.com:

Build Your Healthcare Career with Prestige Care:

Prestige Care is a family-owned and operated industry leader in the skilled nursing, assisted living, and rehabilitation space. As a Prestige Care team member, you are more than just an employee, you are part of our family. With a company focus on career development and advancement, there are many opportunities for advancement at our over 80 communities and care centers in 8 Western states. The healthcare career opportunities are endless and we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your professional goals. Check out the career path that you can take with Prestige Care below:



Position Details:

Status: Full-Time/Part-Time/On-Call

Shift: Day/Evening/NOC

Schedule: Various

Working Hours Start: Various

Working Hours End: Various

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides medication services and direct resident care, assist in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents. Assist residents with activities of daily living, housekeeping, laundry and other daily chores.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for the daily operation of the medication room and medication services as directed by the Health Services Director (HSD) and in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Processes physician medication and treatment orders in accordance with state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Administers and assists with the self-administration of routine and non-routine medications in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Completes simple treatments and monitors residents as directed by the health service director in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Maintains accurate records of medication and treatment services provided or omitted, including controlled substances,in each resident s clinical record.
* Coordination with pharmacies for medication orders and refills.
* Reports all medication errors per policy.
* Reports and records changes in resident condition, incidents and accidents to HSD, physician and family member as indicated under the direction of the HSD. Completes all incident forms.
* Routinely communicates with physicians, pharmacies, outside services, residents and families regarding medication and care services.
* Provides direct resident care while promoting the resident s dignity, independenceand choice, regularly observes residents physical and mental conditions and reports changes to the HSD, Expressions Coordinator, or ExecutiveDirector.
* Assists with or provides care services as directed by the resident s cooperative service plan.
* Greets residents, visitors, and staff courteously, and in a manner that respects dignity, confidentiality standards, and promotes individual rights.
* Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practicesand promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to immediatesupervisor.
* Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at meal time, providesresident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up andmaintenance.
* Assists in lifting, moving and transporting residents using proper body mechanics or assistive devices as directed by the resident s cooperative service plan.
* Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care service with co-workers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly.
* Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures per policy and state regulations.
* Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room cleanand orderly.
* Removes outdated or discontinued medications to return to the pharmacy or disposal per policy.
* Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.
* Other duties as assigned.
COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBLITIES:

* Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Trust.
* Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents families, visitors and staff.
* Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, employees, the facility, and company information and records.
* Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPIRIENCE:

Must hold state required medication pass certification or other required certification, complete state required delegation and/or training requirements, and successfully complete the medication pass competency. Must have word processing skills. Must have current CPR certification, First Aid training, and Food Handlers permit as required by state regulations. Must complete all state required trainings as necessary.

EDUCTATION:

High school diploma or GED with one or more years of personal care experience with older adults preferred or as required by state regulations.



EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

Keywords: Prestige Care, Inc, Porterville , Medication Technician - On Call, Professions , Visalia, California

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